Iran is likely to use the Houthis to give Saudi Arabia and by extension the US, a bloody nose - ruining any chance for peace in the process.
Information from French military intelligence, published by investigative media outlet Disclose, concludes UAE and Saudi Arabia deployed French weaponry from artillery to ships in their war against the Houthis.
Fresh fighting comes days after Yemeni government accused Houthi rebels of breaching ceasefire and refusing to withdraw from port city in line with December agreement.
Yemen's government and Houthi rebels agree on first phase of pullback of forces from Hudaida port city, a deal UN describes as "important progress."
Martin Griffiths, UN envoy for Yemen, says, "Such changes in timelines are expected, in light of the facts that the timelines were rather ambitious and we are dealing with a complex situation on the ground."
With no football league in Yemen for the past four seasons, it was nothing short of miraculous to see the nation qualify for its very first Asian Cup this month
Saudi and Houthi media said drones belonging to the rebels hit a parade in Lahaj province, killing at least six soldiers. Eyewitnesses say high-ranked officials including Yemen's deputy chief of staff were wounded in the attack.
Military spending has increased in several countries of the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Iran. China uses the opportunity to flood their markets with cheap drones, as proxy-wars rage in the region.
UN special envoy Martin Griffiths urged Yemen's warring parties to respect a ceasefire accord struck at peace talks in Sweden after deadly clashes in the port city of Hudaida.
Amnesty International warns that those countries who continue to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia risk being complicit in war crimes in Yemen.
A team from Yemen's Saudi-backed government arrived in Sweden to attend peace talks starting on Thursday with members of the Iran-aligned Houthi group.
The survivors of Duraihimi massacre say that the Saudi backed coalition started a relentless bombing campaign from early August, even targeting the vehicles carrying injured civilians.
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